Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 33-32 and a road record of 12-20. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.3 as they are averaging 101.6 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Chicago is 7-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-20. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 31-35 and a home record of 17-17. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of -1.6. Washington has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 22-20. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 22.2 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Derrick Rose averages 16.7 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
John Wall averages 20 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 9.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Chicago averages 101.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 56 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Washington averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 49.6 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 15th with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Bulls average 102.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.3 per contest. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 105.3. In terms of pace they average 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 24% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 10.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Wizards score 104.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 106.3. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 27-38-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 34-30-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 33-33-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 35-30-1 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
03/15/16 PG Derrick Rose Groin "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
03/14/16 G Mike Dunleavy Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
03/14/16 F Pau Gasol Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Washington
01/25/16 C Joakim Noah Shoulder out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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